Judge hands down jail, fines to O.V.I. offenders


By John Hamilton - jhamilton@wnewsj.com



WILMINGTON — The following report is compiled using a disposition report provided by Clinton County Municipal Court. The information includes the defendant’s name, age, residence if listed, charge(s) disposed, fine, court costs assessed, jail sentence and any special conditions. Municipal Judge Mike Daugherty oversees the court, which administers the law in criminal misdemeanor cases.

The following list includes those who pled guilty or were found guilty between Aug. 19 and Aug. 23, 2019:

• Aaron Hunt, 37, of Chillicothe, O.V.I., sentenced to 180 days in jail, operator’s license suspended from Aug. 5, 2019 to Aug. 5, 2022, fined $1,075, assessed $135 court costs. Hunt must take part in supervised probation. Additional charges of open container, failure to control, a second O.V.I. charge and a seat belt violation were dismissed.

• Jesse Pennewitt, 26, of Washington Court House, assault, sentenced to 180 days in jail (93 days suspended). The offense was amended from a domestic violence charge. A second domestic violence charge was dismissed.

• Jeremiah Eidenier, 44, of Hillsboro, O.V.I., sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended), operator’s license suspended from Aug. 20, 2019 to Aug. 20, 2020, fined $1,075, assessed $135 court costs. Eidenier must take part in supervised probation, get an ORAS assessment, and must not consume alcohol or drugs of abuse while on probation. If compliant, the court will suspend $375 of fine, vacate ALS, and grant driving privileges effective Sept. 4, 2019.

• Larry Wiederhold, 71, of Fayetteville, O.V.I., sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended), operator’s license suspended from Aug. 21, 2019 to Aug. 21, 2020, fined $1,075, assessed $135 court costs. Wiederhold must take part in supervised probation, get an ORAS assessment, complete a three-day driver intervention program, and must no consume alcohol or drugs of abuse while on probation. ALS vacated. Driving privileges granted effective Aug. 30. Operator’s license destroyed. An additional O.V.I. charge and a stop sign violation were dismissed.

• Shon McCall, 48, of Wilmington, criminal damages, sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended), fined $750, assessed $135 court costs. McCall must commit no further offenses for two years and complete non-reporting probation. An aggravated menacing charge was dismissed.

• Thomas Johnson, 51, of Wilmington, aggravated menacing, drug instrument possession, sentenced to 65 days in jail (60 days suspended), fined $500, assessed $270 court costs. Johnson must commit no further offenses before Jan. 29, 2021. Johnson is already on non-reporting probation.

• Codey Fadely, 26, of Washington Court House, theft, sentenced to 30 days in jail (28 days suspended), fined $250, assessed $135 court costs. Fadely must write a letter of apology to the victim, must commit no further offenses for two years, complete non-reporting probation, and pay $199 in restitution.

• William Crutcher Jr., 47, of Clarksville, criminal damages, sentenced to 10 days in jail (eight days suspended), fined $750, assessed $135 court costs. Crutcher must have no contact with the victim, must commit no further offenses for two years, complete non-reporting probation, and pay $450 in restitution to the victim.

• Timothy Ferguson-Taylor III, 18, of Wilmington, criminal damages, sentenced to 10 days in jail (suspended), fined $250, assessed $135 court costs. Ferguson-Taylor must take part in supervised probation, write a letter of apology to the victim, have no contact with the same, and pay $100 in restitution.

• James Reeves Jr., 30, of Fayetteville, driving under suspension-failing to appear/pay fine, fined $30, assessed $135 court costs.The case was waived by Reeves.

• Delvin Zimmerman, 20, of Whittington, going 97 in a 70 mph speed zone, fined $105, assessed $135 court costs. The case was waived by Zimmerman.

• Stevi Brown, 24, of Port William, theft. Sentencing stayed to allow Brown to complete diversion.

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By John Hamilton

jhamilton@wnewsj.com

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